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  1. OK, so the site still needs to be upgraded from WP 2.2 and I apparently don't have the correct password for actually logging into WordPress (can only get into the dashboard), but this is the site in question: http://borderlinecollective.org/.

    Basically I'm wondering if it's possible to remove all the blog-type stuff from the front page and make a regular front page WHILE INCLUDING the most recent post text. So right now, there are 5 recent posts under the About blurb which I assume is some type of text widget (I'm new at WP, bear with me). And then pages on the left bar, I can see those in the dashboard as well. But what I want is a mostly static front page that I can create separately but somehow include just the most recent post below the intro info, and then link to a "news" link that will be the real blog.

    Does that make sense? If there were no need for the most recent post I would probably just copy the CSS of whatever theme I change to when I upgrade and make a page based on that...but the shop really wants that most recent news item to post and I can't have them do it manually (and I don't have time to). Is there still a way to make this page separately (I have the FTP info for this site), and then is there some way to create a section that links to whatever's being posted on WordPress?

    Please advise...thanks so much.

  2. Sorry, you are in the wrong forum and need to head over to http://wordpress.ORG/support/ as that is where self-hosted wordpress blogs using the software from wordpress.ORG are supported.

    These forums are for those hosted here on the wordpress.COM free hosting service and things here work differently and our answers typically will not work for you.

    If you do not know the difference, see this support document: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ .

  3. OK, thanks!

  4. You're welcome and good luck.

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